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4 Benefits of a Mixed Flock of Backyard Chickens
Unless you plan to breed or show your birds, you'll probably be happier with a flock of mixed breeds. If you choose breeds carefully, It will be easier to tell the chickens apart as individuals, tell who's laying well, who's laying poorly, and who's laying abnormal eggs. You can also plan for steadier year round egg production, and for one or two broody prone hens to hatch eggs and raise chicks, while the rest of the flock lays well.
Chicken Cabbage Tether Ball
Chicken Cabbage Tether Ball. Someone else says: "I tried iceberg lettuce once and that lasted all of about 15 minutes. They ate that so fast it made your head spin. Cabbage definitely last a lot longer. Another activity for cooped up hens is to throw black oil sunflower seeds around the coop and let the hens scratch for it. They love them and only get them in the winter when they could use the extra calories to stay warm. It’s also a great way to keep the litter churned.